Fifteen 30-Day Challenge Ideas That Will Change Your Life

If you want to improve your life in the biggest way possible, this is a must-read! Here are fifteen 30-day challenges that will inspire you to make big changes in your life for the better! :)It’s no secret around here that I’m a huge advocate for self-development.

I love the idea of always trying to improve my life and work towards becoming the best version of me that I can possibly be.

It just so happens to be one of my greatest passions in life to help others do the same ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve been a big fan of 30-Day challenges and the positive impact that they can make on your life. It’s said that 30 days is enough time to solidify a new habit that you want to incorporate into your daily routine, or even to subtract a habit that hasn’t been good for your health or well-being. [Read more…]

5 Reasons You’re Failing at Staying Clutter-Free

Feeling overwhelmed by clutter creeping its way into your home? This is a must-read on the 5 reasons you're failing at staying clutter-free! Plus a FREE 4-WEEK COURSE to help you declutter your life and get back on track :)Unless you’re an extreme minimalist, I can guarantee that at some point in your life you have looked around your home and wondered when the heck you accumulated all of this crap.

Maybe you’ve even wondered where most of it came from or how it wound up hiding in the depths of your closets or lurking in the corners of every room.

We’ve all had our moments of feeling like we are drowning in clutter and become overwhelmed with not only how to tackle the mounds of crap we’ve accumulated, but to make sure they never creep their way back into our lives again. [Read more…]

Pregnant with Baby #2

Yes, you read that right! Surprise – I’M PREGNANT!

If you subscribe to my newsletter though, you’ve known my exciting news for over a week already (you can subscribe here if you want to be the first to know everything going on around here too!).

Before I dive into all of the fun details, I want to apologize for being a little MIA the last few months. I haven’t had the ability to keep up with my normal blogging schedule lately, and I’ll explain why in a bit more detail below! [Read more…]

15 Easy Ways for Busy Moms to Be Healthier

Just because you're a Mom, it doesn't mean you have to put your health on the back burner! Click to read these 15 easy ways for busy moms to be healthier.This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Heart Association. All opinions are 100% mine.

When you have young kids running around your home, it can be really difficult to make taking care of yourself a priority.

There’s always a sippy cup to be filled, toys to be picked up, and a child to be consoled.

It can be tough to make time in your busy schedule to fit in a workout or to cook healthy meals that you know your whole family will eat.

While making healthy choices can be the more difficult path to take when life gets a little crazy, it’s so important to make sure you are taking care of yourself properly in order to take care of your loved ones too! [Read more…]

5 Signs You Have an Unhealthy Relationship with Technology

Do you have a healthy relationship with technology? The answer may surprise you! Click to read these 5 signs you have an unhealthy relationship with technology, and to take this FREE 4-WEEK COURSE. While technology in itself can be an amazing thing that improves our daily lives in so many ways, the irony is that it can also be very unhealthy if we’re spending too much time wrapped up in our phones, computers, and TVs.

I believe that it’s fully possible to enjoy the benefits of technology, while still maintaining a healthy balance of non-technology time in your life too so that your relationships, health, and happiness don’t suffer as a result of your technology usage. [Read more…]

How to Keep Your Home Clutter-Free with Young Kids

It can be so difficult to keep clutter at bay when you have babies or toddlers running around your home! Click to read these great tips for how to keep your home clutter-free with young kids, and to sign up for a FREE COURSE with even more wonderful decluttering tips :) If you are in the stage of life where you have babies or toddlers in your home, then you know firsthand just how difficult it can be to keep clutter at bay with all of the additional stuff that early parenthood has brought into your home.

I’m writing this post because I got tired of reading other blog posts and books about simplifying with kids, and realizing that none of it applied to me because we have a 19-month-old and plan to have at least one more baby. I am in what I would call the hoarding stage of parenting, where you’re constantly bringing new stuff into your home for your growing child, yet keeping everything they have already grown out of so that your next baby can use it too.

So Mamas, you are not alone if you feel like all of those other decluttering tips and tricks out there just plain old don’t apply to you in this current season of your life. [Read more…]

2016 Reader Survey

Hi Friends, I need your help! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today is a bit different on the blog. I’ve spent a lot of time the past few weeks reevaluating this space and figuring out how I can make it even better for you this year.

I want to hear directly from you though, about what you like and don’t like on Embracing Simple right now, and what suggestions you might have for improvement.

I’ve put together a super quick 5 question survey below that should only take you 1-2 minutes to complete, and I would be so grateful if you took the time to fill it out. Your responses will remain anonymous, so please be as candid as possible.

This is just as much your online space as it is mine, and the results from this survey will really give me some great insight as to what would benefit you the most! Thank you in advance for your help, and for the amazing support you’ve continued to offer me. I am so thankful for you all!

XO Christina